Tag Archives: Chinese

OnePlus 5T Price & Specifications Listed, Pre-Orders Now Open on Chinese E-Commerce Retailer’s Site

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5T has been listed online ahead of official launch The phone has been listed with a price tag of $549 OnePlus 5T said to be the company’s first all-screen smartphone OnePlus 5T price and specifications have leaked online courtesy a listing on third-party Chinese e-commerce retailer Oppomart. As per the listing, OnePlus 5T price is $549 (roughly Rs. ... Read More »

GMIC 2017: How Chinese Startups Are Going Global

Last week in Beijing, the eighth edition of GMIC, China’s largest tech conference took place. Among its speakers, I was fortunate enough to be part of a panel discussion on cross-border investment including including Midas List investors Hans Tung (GGV Capital) and Dave McClure (500 Startups) as well as high-profile firms such as Qiming Ventures and Vertex (the venture arm of Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek). ... Read More »

Chinese Firms Dominate Indian Smartphone Market in Q4 2016: IDC

Smartphone shipment in the country remained almost flat at 25.8 million units in the October-December 2016 quarter compared to the year-ago period, impacted by demonetisation and seasonal slowdown after festive sales, research firm IDC said. Compared to the July-September 2016 period, shipment in the said quarter declined sharply by 20.3 percent. “In CY Q42016, smartphone shipments clocked 25.8 million units, ... Read More »

Chinese Manufacturers Capture Nearly 40 Percent of Indian Smartphone Market in 2016: IDC

Chinese smartphone vendors last year captured about 40 percent share in India, the second largest smartphone market in the world, the official media here reported. Among all, Lenovo saw its shipment volume rise to the second only after Samsung in the third quarter last year, state-run China Daily quoted global research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) survey as saying. Xiaomi ... Read More »

Blu Adopts Google OTA Software After Chinese Back Door Controversy

Smartphone company Blu came under the radar after its Blu R1 HD was found to transmit personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Blu was fast to react to the issue, and released a software update that apparently stopped the transfer of data. Furthermore, Amazon stopped listing the unit on its site for purchase. Now, ... Read More »

Chinese Makers Lead Smartphone Growth as Apple, Samsung Shares Plummet: Gartner

Chinese manufacturers are driving growth in the smartphone market as sector leaders Samsung and Apple sputter, a survey showed Thursday. The survey by Gartner Inc. showed that in the third quarter, three Chinese vendors – Huawei, Oppo and BBK Communication Equipment – together accounted for 21 percent of the smartphones sold worldwide, and were the only vendors in the top ... Read More »

Chinese Firm Installed Back Door on Thousands of Smartphones; Says It Was a Mistake

  A security firm claims it has found mobile phone firmware on smartphones being sold in the US that transmitted personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Several such reports have emerged over the years, and conspiracy theories usually point to the Chinese government being the ultimate beneficiary of the data. The software company in ... Read More »

Apple, Chinese Smartphone Makers Help Toshiba Return to Profit in Q2

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp swung to an operating profit in the July-September quarter, driven by strong demand for NAND flash memory chips from Chinese smartphone makers. That boom in demand has been a blessing for Toshiba, which is seeking to recover from a $1.3 billion accounting scandal by turning itself into a company more focused on chips, nuclear energy and ... Read More »

Samsung Slammed by Chinese State TV Over Galaxy Note 7 Recall ‘Discrimination’

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has slammed South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co for what it said was “discrimination” against China consumers in its handling of a global recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to replace batteries. In a commentary piece posted on its website on Thursday evening, CCTV said Samsung’s behaviour in China after the September 2 recall of ... Read More »

Chinese Billionaire’s Son Purchases Eight iPhone 7 Smartphones for His Dog

  In today’s weird news, a Chinese billionaire’s son purchased eight iPhone 7 smartphones. But that’s not the weird part. The iPhone 7 smartphones were purchased for the son’s dog. You may need a moment to digest what you just read, but the story is fantastically true. Wang Sicong is the son of Wang Jialin, a Chinese businessman whose net ... Read More »